BEN HOPKINS
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Ben Hopkins is a screenwriter, film-maker and novelist. Born in Hong Kong. Grown in North London. Educated at Oxford and the Royal College of Art. Has lived in London and Istanbul. Now lives in Berlin. Speaks English, German, Italian, Turkish and French. His films include features and shorts, fiction and documentary, and have won awards at festivals such as Berlin, Locarno, Antalya and Toronto Hot Docs. Works predominantly as a screenwriter, writing films in all genres for other directors.


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FEBRUARY 2023: My novel CATHEDRAL is available in bookshops in the UK and the USA and from online retailers internationally. See the "Books" page on this website for reviews and more details.

My last documentary, IN SEARCH OF MONSTERS, co-written/directed with John Goetz, has won an Emmy for International Current Affairs.

I've been writing the script for FUZE - an action movie/thriller for director David Mackenzie and Sigma Films... The script is now out in search of cast and finance.

Work continues on pre-pre-production research for VATAN (FATHERLAND) - a biopic that takes in much of recent Turkish and German history, co-written with Atilla Oener. We are researching the possibilities for production, financing, casting etc. with producer Roshi Behesht Nedjad of In Good Company, Leipzig.

INSIDE, the film whose screenplay I wrote for Heretic Films in Greece and for director Vasilis Katsoupis, will be released internationally by Focus in March 2023 and has its world premiere in Berlin Film Festival in February.

LIMONOV, a screenplay I wrote with Pawel Pawlikowski and Kirill Serebrennikov is in production, starring Ben Whishaw and directed by Serebrennikov.

My last new novel, GHOSTS. has failed to find a publisher, which is very disappointing. Meanwhile I've started work on a further novel, set in the 17th Century Ottoman Empire. It should take some years to write, I fear.


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FILMS

IN SEARCH OF MONSTERS
HASRET – SEHNSUCHT
WELCOME TO KARASTAN
NAPLES OPEN CITY 1943-1948
PAZAR – BİR TİCARET MASALI (THE MARKET – A TALE OF TRADE)
37 USES FOR A DEAD SHEEP
FOOTPRINTS
THE NINE LIVES OF TOMAS KATZ
SIMON MAGUS
MAX KLAPPER
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GWUPYGRUBYNUDNYLAND
CATHEDRAL
 


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